Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student started the tutoring session by reading a book to me. He sounded out all of the words by himself and he did a great job. He did a page in his workbook that had him read words and then color the picture that matched the word. This also addressed some vocabulary questions. One of the words was sky so I taught him about the letter Y, and how it can make the long e sound or the long I sound at the end of a word. He practiced counting to 100, including the transition numbers which are tricky for him. This helped us also practice counting by tens. He practiced telling time and practiced his number identification."
"This session allowed the student to select a book from the library and begin reading it with the tutor. The student selected a book called The Loser List. The book was at his independent reading level. The student began reading the book and the tutor corrected mispronounced words. For a period of 30 minutes, the student and the tutor actively read. The remaining 30 minutes of the session was utilized using interactive games on the computer. The tutor selected an online reading game that required the student to unscramble a picture to continue reading the story. The story read was Snow White. The student and tutor finished about half of this reading activity before the time expired."
"We went over the subtraction workbook and completed two pages of that. She seems to understand it pretty well. We then took her 1-100 number board and I had her fill it in by tens because I realized that she is pretty good counting one by one. The we counted by 2's 5's and 10's on the backside. We also wrote a few simple sentences using her spelling words."
"We began this session by working on fractions. We then read from his chapter book and discussed character (who are they, how would you describe them, how do they feel about what's going on) and setting (what does the book tell us is there, what do we imagine, how would we feel about a place like this)."
"Today's session mainly focused on reading fluently and making connections. Reading fluently incorporates three areas of rate, accuracy and expression. In the beginning, we talked and focused on noticing when a mistake or error has been made and independently going back and correcting that error. She was able to make a connection with the higher level text that we read. We will continue to work on reading fluently and making connections during our next session. In the meantime, I left some books for the student to practice reading."
"Student and I continued to practice control of the writing implement and pressing on the paper. We practiced with stencils and re-read a book. Finally, we worked on letter recognition and sounds. The session ended with reading aloud."
" We filled out some of his coloring and letter writing worksheets that he needed to do for school. He did fill out 4 of his 9 (or 10) worksheets, so that was a big win from today's session. Father said that he usually only gets 2 worksheets, but had many this time as he had missed school. Given that, he did well today. For the next session we will work for 25 mins, take a little break, and then work the remaining time. That way he will have something to look forward to, and wouldn't have to struggle focusing for an entire hour."
"The student worked on three books - Two were science related and the other a biography. The books included - The Earth and Sky, and How to Find an Elephant. We continued our studies of Neil Armstrong. He answered the reading comprehension questions and did very well. Our next session will include books about biology and chemistry. Excellent session."
"We worked on the unit 5 vocab and his double entry journal. We also did an opinion based questionnaire to discuss the main themes of "Romeo and Juliet." The student will be reading Act 1 Scene 1 and Scene 2 for next week."
"Today we worked on the student's reading homework. We read the names and the sounds letters mixed up in a row to get warmed up. We worked on her weekly sight words as well. She and I sounded out the words together the first time and she did them on her own the second time. Next, we talked about the letter "h" which was the theme of her homework. We made a list of all the "h" words we could think of, then colored her "h" search page. After this we talked about what verbs were and practiced picking out verbs in a sentence. She would act out the verb and then we would circle the verb in a sentence. We finished the session by reading "The Best Thing About Kindergarten" together. After the story, she told me about and drew her favorite thing about Kindergarten (which is circle time!). * student's reading homework"
"The student and I worked on the two new workbook. They are for reading and sight words for kindergarten. We also used the rhyming flash cards and practiced writing words from four of the cards. We read the M sound book and finished with the fantasy book."
"The student was very focused and worked hard today! We started by taking a look at her Winter Recess homework-- we practiced reading and writing 2 new lists of sight words, and then did a little bit of phonics. Once we got through the homework for the day, we worked on a number of different reading worksheets: She wrote a story using her list of sight words from last week, we did some puzzles to practice sight reading, and a worksheet to practice spelling and identifying rhymes. She seems to be getting more confident at working things out for herself, and is using the skills she has to sound out new words and figure out patterns."